SXSW Gaming Expo

I used to be a serious gamer. I beat hundreds of games back in the day. I even came in second place in a 2004 FIFA Soccer tournament. But that was then. Now, my gaming friends are no longer around, and I got tired of getting mercilessly beaten by little kids when online gaming got big. So I pretty much stopped.

But that’s not enough to keep me from the SXSW Gaming Expo! Of course, the number one obvious thing is that gaming has largely shifted away from consoles and PCs towards iPhones, Android phones, and iPads. Some photos below.

Impressive driving game running off a large PC. Six monitors panoramic picture.
I’m pretty sure this is a real gun, with one of those new automatic aiming systems so that you can shoot like Robocop. No idea why it was in a Gaming Expo.
Some big tournament or something about to happen.
Founder and CEO of Corona Labs, makers of a game development system. Very nice guy. Unfortunately he’s cut off and you can only see his right arm. Also in the picture, my friend Alejandro Corona (owner and CEO of the beer thing).
Prototype of an upcoming pinball game. It has a big screen on the floor and it can track the ball movement.
You can always spot the schmuck taking photos with an iPad.
Attention: you either A) Bring a big machine (DSLR camera) to take good photos or B) Bring a small machine (smartphone) to take shitty photos. You do not bring a big machine to take shitty photos.
The coolest part of it all: a full size replica of the James Webb Space Telescope. This qualifies as A) Bringing a large machine to take good photos. If you thought the Hubble was cool, this thing is going to be much cooler. It’s going to orbit farther than the moon, and it’s going to unfold like some giant Transformer origami.
Not photoshopped: three Marcos. Relax ladies… it’s a mirror trick. There’s still only one of me.
I don’t know what these people are playing. But I bet the guys with the cards get tons of chicks.

2 thoughts on “SXSW Gaming Expo”

  1. A mi me tocó ver la réplica del JWST en Munich. Es impresionante. Lo malo es que estaba en un lugar no abierto, así que las fotos salieron malas, en eso les fue mucho mejor allea.

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